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  • 1 Reference
  • Fluent in English; learning Italian, Spanish
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Affordable housing, community economic development
  • Graduated college with a degree in Urban Studies
  • From Chicago, IL
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About Me


The typical one: to "make the record in my own way"


Chicagoan; reader; bike rider; amiable guy. I've set aside some unstructured months before heading back to school, and I'd love to host you during those months if
1. I'm around and not traveling
2. My roommate signals the 'okay'

If number two is the sticking point, then perhaps we can have a beer in my neighborhood--the great Wicker Park.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I am looking to host travelers in Chicago, whether energetic or weary. My neighborhood (Wicker Park) will probably appeal to the Couch Surfing demographic--it's culturally diverse, it offers cheap and good food, and it's minutes(!) from the many museums and tourist spots Chicago has to offer.

I'll also be searching for Couch Surfing hosts during a bike trip down the Pacific coast. But that's a ways off.


I'm a greenhorn here. My good friend surfed his way through South America and met some great people doing it. I'm eager to join the community.


  • dining
  • beer
  • traveling
  • cycling
  • surfing

Music, Movies, and Books

Bob Dylan, Talking Heads, Miles Davis, Michael Jackson

Breaking Away, The Big Night, Roman Holiday, Gangs of New York

To the Lighthouse, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Moneyball, sometimes Saul Bellow, anything Didion

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